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Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Faber Modern Classics

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780571322763
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 128
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Experience the wonder of the written word from some of the greatest writers of the modern age, with Faber Modern Classics. With an introduction from Michael Billington and eulogy from David Hare.

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571300871
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 96
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In 1956 John Osborne's Look Back in Anger changed the course of English theatre. 'Look Back in Anger presents post-war youth as it really is. To have done this at all would be a significant achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle. All the qualities are there, qualities one had despaired of ever seeing on stage - the drift towards anarchy, the instinctive leftishness, the automatic rejection of "official" attitudes, the surrealist sense of humour . . . the casual promiscuity, the sense of lacking a crusade worth fighting for and, underlying all these, the determination that no one who dies shall go unmourned.' Kenneth Tynan, Observer, 13 May 1956 'Look Back in Anger . . . has its inarguable importance as the beginning of a revolution in the British theatre, and as the central and most immediately influential expression of the mood of its time, the mood of the "angry young man".' John Russell Taylor

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

A Play in Three Acts

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780871292223
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 85
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Jimmy Porter plays trumpet badly. He browbeats his flatmate, terrorizes his wife, and is not above sleeping with her best friend-who loathes Jimmy almost as much as he loathes himself. Yet this working-class Hamlet, the original Angry Young Man, is one of the most mesmerizing characters ever to burst onto a stage, a malevolently vital, volcanically articulate internal exile in the dreary, dreaming Siberia of postwar England. First produced in 1956, Look Back in Anger launched a revolution in the English theater. Savagely, sadly, and always impolitely, it compels readers and audiences to acknowledge the hidden currents of rottenness and rage in what used to be called "the good life." Book jacket.

Entertainer

Entertainer

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571335145
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's The Entertainer conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. First staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, only eleven months after the opening of Look Back in Anger, the play has become a classic of twentieth-century drama.

Self-Help

Self-Help

Faber Modern Classics

  • Author: Lorrie Moore
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780571322718
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Complicated, awkward, funny, cruel, heartbroken, mysterious; Self-Help forms an idiosyncratic guide to female existence which is just as relevant today as it was 30 years ago. These stories are modern America at its most real, with characters sharing thoughts and experiences they could have borrowed from our own lives. This is how to deal with divorce, adultery, cancer, how to talk to your mother or become a writer, the Lorrie Moore way.

1956: The World in Revolt

1956: The World in Revolt

  • Author: Simon Hall
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1681772663
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Vibrantly and perceptively told, this is the story of one remarkable year—a vivid history of exhilarating triumphs and shattering defeats around the world. 1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the twentieth century. All across the globe, ordinary people spoke out, filled the streets and city squares, and took up arms in an attempt to win their freedom. In this dramatic, page-turning history, Simon Hall takes the long view of the year's events—putting them in their post-war context and looking toward their influence on the counterculture movements of the 1960s—to tell the story of the year's epic, global struggles from the point of view of the freedom fighters, dissidents, and countless ordinary people who worked to overturn oppressive and authoritarian systems in order to build a brave new world. It was an epic contest. 1956 is the first narrative history of the year as a whole—and the first to frame its tumultuous events as part of an interconnected, global story of revolution.

Damn You England

Damn You England

Collected Prose

  • Author: John Osborne
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571318363
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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Well-known playwright and acerbic wit, John Osborne was a man of trenchant opinions which he was unafraid to express. Ranging from his infamous 1961 letter to Tribune which provides the book with its title to columns written in the last decade of his life, the prose on offer here bear witness to the rage, fury - and great tenderness - that inspired so much of his work.

Ariel

Ariel

Faber Modern Classics

  • Author: Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher: Red Shed
  • ISBN: 9780571322725
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 81
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Experience the wonder of the written word from some of the greatest writers of the modern age, with Faber Modern Classics. Featuring an introduction from Frieda Hughes.

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

  • Author: Shelagh Delaney
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472583779
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 96
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It's chaotic - a bit of love, a bit of lust and there you are. We don't ask for life, we have it thrust upon us. Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was nineteen, A Taste of Honey is one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. When her mother, Helen, runs of with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with a black sailor who promises to marry her before he heads for the seas, leaving her pregnant and alone. Art student Geoff moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels. A Taste of Honey offers an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world. Bursting with energy and daring, this exhilarating and angry depiction of harsh, working-class life in post-war Salford is shot through with love and humour, and infused with jazz. The play was first presented by Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal Stratford, London, on 27 May 1958.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

  • Author: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish,Joanna Faber
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451663889
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 345
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Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues and role-playing exercises.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451673310
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 159
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Poetic Diction

Poetic Diction

A Study in Meaning

  • Author: Owen Barfield
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 9780819560261
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 230
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Barfield discusses poetry’s meaning in terms of both his personal experience and objective standards of criticism.

The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd

  • Author: Martin Esslin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307548015
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 480
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In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters’ inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition. Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin’s landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett’s tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre.

Venice

Venice

  • Author: Jan Morris
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571247881
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 336
  • View: 7978
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Often hailed as one of the best travel books ever written, Venice is neither a guide nor a history book, but a beautifully written immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past. Analysing the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as its waterways, its architecture, its bridges, its tourists, its curiosities, its smells, sounds, lights and colours, there is scarcely a corner of Venice that Jan Morris has not investigated and brought vividly to life. Jan Morris first visited the city of Venice as young James Morris, during World War II. As she writes in the introduction, 'it is Venice seen through a particular pair of eyes at a particular moment - young eyes at that, responsive above all to the stimuli of youth.' Venice is an impassioned work on this magnificent but often maddening city. Jan Morris's collection of travel writing and reportage spans over five decades and includes such titles as Sydney, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain and Manhattan '45. Since its first publication, Venice has appeared in many editions, won the W.H. Heinemann award and become an international bestseller. 'The best book about Venice ever written' Sunday Times 'No sensible visitor should visit the place without it . . . Venice stands alone as the essential introduction, and as a work of literature in its own right.' Observer

Inglorious

Inglorious

A Novel

  • Author: Joanna Kavenna
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312427887
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 286
  • View: 9957
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Grieving over the death of her mother and confused about life, Rosa Lane, a successful young journalist and dedicated urbanite, unexpectedly quits her job and embarks on a search for enlightenment that brings her face to face with faithless lovers, the betrayal of so-called friends, and other realities of life. By the author of The Ice Museum. A first novel. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Crimson Petal and the White

The Crimson Petal and the White

  • Author: Michel Faber
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547538472
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 848
  • View: 1876
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At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, childlike wife, Agnes, who manages to overcome her chronic hysteria to make her appearances during “the Season”; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, Sophie, left to the care of minions; his pious brother, Henry, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the Widow Fox, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh; all this overseen by assorted preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions. Twenty years in its conception, research, and writing, The Crimson Petal and the White is teeming with life, rich in texture and incident, with characters breathtakingly real. In a class by itself, it's a big, juicy, must-read of a novel that will delight, enthrall, provoke, and entertain young and old, male and female.

Ovid Metamorphosed

Ovid Metamorphosed

  • Author: Philip Terry
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448103959
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 6935
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The shape-shifting poetry of Ovid's Metamorphoses has fascinated writers and artists from Shakespeare to Ted Hughes, Rembrandt to Picasso. Its eternal freshness is haunted by an ancient idea: that a person's true nature is revealed when their physical shape is changed- the wolf-like man becomes a wolf, the obsessive spinner a spider.For this dazzling collection Philip Terry asked leading writers to take Ovid as a starting point and set their invention free. The results are startling, from Apollo and Phaeton transposed to a Dutch classroom to Diana and Actaeon in the rain of Nova Scotia. We find fables, grotesques and white-coated scientists; sports-cars, swans and shells; and even Ovid himself, high-spirited and unrepentant, speaking to us from beyond the grave.Challenging the very shape of the modern short story, Ovid Metamorphosed is a kaleidoscope of delights, scary, sexy, suggestive and profoundly entertaining.

Engagements with Narrative

Engagements with Narrative

  • Author: Janine Utell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317698312
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 182
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Balancing key foundational topics with new developments and trends, Engagements with Narrative offers an accessible introduction to narratology. As new narrative forms and media emerge, the study of narrative and the ways people communicate through imagination, empathy, and storytelling is especially relevant for students of literature today. Janine Utell presents the foundational texts, key concepts, and big ideas that form narrative theory and practical criticism, engaging readers in the study of stories by telling the story of a field and its development. Distinct features designed to initiate dialogue and debate include: Coverage of philosophical and historical contexts surrounding the study of narrative An introduction to essential thinkers along with the tools to both use and interrogate their work A survey of the most up-to-date currents, including mind theory and postmodern ethics, to stimulate conversations about how we read fiction, life writing, film, and digital media from a variety of perspectives. A selection of narrative texts, chosen to demonstrate critical practice and spark further reading and research "Engagement" sections to encourage students to engage with narrative theory and practice through interviews with scholars This guide teaches the key concepts of narrative—time, space, character, perspective, setting—while facilitating conversations among different approaches and media, and opening paths to new inquiry. Engagements with Narrative is ideal for readers needing an introduction to the field, as well as for those seeking insight into both its historical developments and new directions.